EAS Flight Training takes pride in our knowledgeable, reliable, and consistent staff. The crew is not here for just the job, but here for future pilots. With a combined total of over 75 years of knowledge and experience, our instructors make flying and flight instruction their passion
as well as their career choice. This passion extends to each student, as the instructors work diligently every day to prepare you for your aviation career.
Justin has been flying for over 30 years and founded the flight school in 1997. He holds FAA certifications for multi-engine commercial and Instrument as well as airframe and powerplant mechanic, inspector authorization, advanced ground instructor, remote pilot, and is an FAA-certified written exam test proctor. Justin enjoys teaching ground school classes, provides aviation career consulting as well as aircraft purchase evaluations and aircraft management services for customers when needed.
Justin always wanted to fly and started in 1990 at the age of 31. His passion had always been there but after a ride-a-long on a flight lesson in the fall of 1989 he was bitten by the bug and the business was built from there.
Bart is a ground and flight instructor for private, instrument, commercial, and airline transport pilots in both single and
multi-engine aircraft. Bart also does instruction for the initial flight instructor rating (CFI) as well as ad on ratings for instrument instructor (CFII) and multi-engine instructor (MEI).
He has been instructing full time for EAS Flight Training since the spring of 2017 and looks forward to helping you with whatever certificate or rating you need.
Brian Has been flying with us at EAS Flight Training for a couple of years, and received his Flight Instructors Certificate in 2022. He also holds his Commercial pilot certificate as well as an Instrument rating.
Brian is an excellent pilot and is looking forward to helping you get a start on your aviation career, or just that Private Pilot Certificate you’ve always dreamed about having.
Brian is available for lessons on Saturdays & Sundays at our Fayetteville, AR location.
Mike Rasico is a Flight Instructor at EAS and teaches private pilot and commercial students. He has been flying for 18 years and a part of the EAS crew Since 2019. He holds certifications for commercial airplane single-engine land and sea, instrument airplane, Certified Flight Instructor and advanced ground instructor.
Aviation seemed out of reach for Mike while growing up. It was an encouraging wife from an aviation family that inspired Mike to take lessons. From there, the rest is history. Mike now gets to share the joy of flying with others while encouraging them along their journey.
John Van Woy is a flight instructor at EAS and teaches private, Instrument and commercial pilots. John also conducts flight reviews for bringing existing pilots into currency and proficiency.
John has been flying for many years and a part of the
EAS crew since the spring of 2022. He holds certifications for commercial pilot airplane single and multi-engine land, instrument, and instrument flight instructor ratings for airplane single-engine.
John looks forward to flying with his students each day and is excited to share his knowledge and love of flying with all.
Jared completed all of his ratings from private, instrument, commercial and flight instructor right here at EAS, then came to work with us as a full time instructor.
Jared has been flying since 2019 and joined EAS Flight Training as an instructor in the spring of 2022.
Jared is available for private, instrument or commercial training.
Jared shares a passion not only for flight, but for teaching as well, and hopes to get the chance to share both of these
with you soon.
Seth started with EAS Flight Training, and has been instructing for us since the spring of 2018. Seth has many years and hours of experience as CFI/CFII & MEI. He is excited about helping make your dreams of becoming a pilot come true. He is available by appointment only at our Aurora and Monett locations.
Grant started with EAS Flight Training in 2016 and earned his private pilot certificate. He then attended the University of Central Missouri and received a bachelors degree in airport management & professional pilot. He received his initial instructors certificate as well as his instrument flight instructor in 2022. Grant joined our flight instruction team at the Aurora location in 2023 and looks forward to helping all of his students attain their goals in flying.
Hunter started his flying career with EAS Flight Training while getting his Private Pilot Certificate in the spring of 2019. He then attended the University of Central Missouri, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Pilot and began instructing in the Kansas City and then the Joplin area.
Hunter has been instructing since June of 2022 and now calls EAS Flight Trainings' Aurora Location home. Stop by and let Hunter teach you to Fly !!
Christian began taking lessons part time with EAS in February of 2020. He soon earned his private pilot and continued until he earned his flight instructor certificate in 2023. He then came to work full time at our Fayetteville, AR location. Christian is excited to teach you how to fly and reach your goals, as he has, through our program here at EAS Flight Training. Give him a call and let him get you started on your aviation journey today.
After being raised as a farm kid in Soutwest Missouri, Darren took his first lesson in 2020. After obtaining his Private Pilot Certificate he decided that flying for fun and on the weekends was not enough to scratch his flying itch. Darren finished his training in Kansas City and came to EAS with his tailwheel, high-performance and complex endorsements in addition to being an instrument instructor and Multi-engine instructor. Darren is an excellent instructor and would be happy to help you with achieving you aviation goals!